The British Film Institute recently visited Digital Technology and Multimedia students at Ashton Sixth Form College. Students had the opportunity to take part in an industry workshop and learn more about the opportunities available to them.
Games Development and 3D Design and Technology students at Ashton Sixth Form College were visited by Luke Thompson, Co-Founder, Director and Lead Programmer at SIGTRAP Games.
Media students visited the set of the TV show Countdown at Media City, Salford to watch a live recording of the show. Full-time Media Production, A-Level Film Studies and A-Level Media Studies students visited the home to BBC, ITV and a vast range of production companies and businesses.
In its 15th year, The Georges returns to celebrate the incredible standard of work produced by Creative Digital Arts students at Ashton Sixth Form College. The Awards highlight those students who have worked exceptionally throughout the year, honouring a range of styles from short films to animation to games design to magazine covers to advertising campaigns to screenplays
Julie Hesmondhalgh, best know for roles in Coronation Street, Happy Valley and the Royal Exchange Theatre, spoke to our students about her experiences in the Creative Arts industry. The visit was organised as part of the Realising Aspirations programme in collaboration with Arts Emergency.
Performance Poet Chanje Kunda visited Ashton Sixth Form College on behalf of Equality and Diversity, as part of Black History Month. Equality and Diversity Ambassadors got to watch the performance and ask questions, along with students from the English Department.
#AshtonTalks launched with guest speaker Michael Pettyt, Director of Tracks and Layers, a motion graphics and visual effects company. He spoke to BTEC Media Production students about his experiences in the creative industry.